Kenichi Uemura

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Kenichi Uemura
Personal information
Full name Kenichi Uemura
Date of birth (1974-04-22) April 22, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Youth career
1990–1992 Matsunaga High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2004 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 251 (23)
2004 Cerezo Osaka (loan) 15 (0)
2005–2006 Tokyo Verdy 1969 19 (0)
2006 Yokohama Sports and Culture Club 0 (0)
2007–2008 Rosso Kumamoto / Roasso Kumamoto 58 (3)
National team
2001 Japan 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kenichi Uemura (上村 健一 Uemura Ken'ichi?, born April 22, 1974 in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan) is a former Japanese football player. He is a defender and was capped 4 times for Japan national football team.

Playing career[edit]

After graduating from Matsunaga High Schook, he joined J. League Division 1 side Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 1993. He broke into the first team in the first season. His first league appearance came on July 4, 1993 against Verdy Kawasaki at Todoroki Stadium. He scored his first professional goal on July 24, 1993 against Urawa Red Diamonds at Hiroshima Stadium.

He represented Japan at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He scored a goal in a group stage match against Hungary.

National coach Philippe Troussier gave him the first full international cap on April 25, 2001 in a friendly against Spain in Córdoba. He was a member of the Japan team for the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup and he played three games.

After 11 year long service at Hiroshima, he moved to Cerezo Osaka in 2004, then Tokyo Verdy 1969 (2005–2006). After a brief spell at Yokohama Sports & Culture Club, he joined Roasso Kumamoto in 2007.

He damaged his knee ligaments three times and experienced seven operations. These injuries have affected his form.

Uemura retired from professional football after the 2008 season.

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1993 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J. League 1 17 1 2 0 6 0 25 1
1994 26 0 2 0 1 0 29 0
1995 46 4 4 0 - 50 4
1996 12 2 0 0 7 0 19 2
1997 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1998 17 0 3 0 0 0 20 0
1999 29 7 5 1 4 1 38 9
2000 28 6 2 0 3 0 33 6
2001 25 2 2 0 5 0 32 2
2002 10 1 4 0 0 0 14 1
2003 J. League 2 38 0 4 0 - 42 0
2004 Cerezo Osaka J. League 1 15 0 0 0 6 0 21 0
2005 Tokyo Verdy J. League 1 18 0 1 0 4 0 23 0
2006 J. League 2 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
2006 Yokohama Sports and Culture Club Regional Leagues 0 0 - - 0 0
2007 Rosso Kumamoto Football League 30 3 1 0 - 31 3
2008 Roasso Kumamoto J. League 2 28 0 0 0 - 28 0
Country Japan 343 26 30 1 36 1 409 28
Total 343 26 30 1 36 1 409 28

International career statistics[edit]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 4 0
Total 4 0

National team[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Kenichi Uemura at National-Football-Teams.com